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    Re: Attacked For No Apparent Reason

    It sounds like an especially ornery guard bee. It happens to me with my backyard bees every once in a while. It's the same kind that might follow you after a hive inspection long after the rest...
  2. Thread: Jester's EZ NUC

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    Re: Jester's EZ NUC

    I used some for splits this year. I cut a small hole in the side so that I could use the long, narrow "entrance" feeders that can be found on Ebay, etc. Since they were in the side and fit snugly,...
  3. Thread: wax moths

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    Re: wax moths

    They could also be maggots from flies feeding on larvae and bees killed during the cutout. Either way, I think you'd want to manually clean out all that you could.
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    Re: Swarmed colony quennless, dying off.

    Do you have hive beetle problems in your area? If so, you should probably harvest most of that honey, as you won't have enough bees to defend it. The hive might get slimed just as your new queen...
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    Re: Hive beetle problem

    From the Novodor material safety sheet - no information on hive beetle effectiveness, but it doesn't sound promising with bees:

    12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
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    ECOLOGICAL...
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    Re: New Observation Hive

    Very nice design! I'd pay $300-$400 for a set of 4 units, maybe with additional cells sold separately. What is the area of each hexagon? Is it equivalent to a deep frame?
  7. Best way to salvage a comb-filled box with no frames?

    I received a small hive from a beek who was job hunting and getting ready to move this spring and had no time to tend his bees. It consists of a bottom board, two 8-frame medium boxes, inner cover...
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    Re: What to do with extra frame of honey?

    Freeze it, but wrap it carefully and try not to damage it. Honey flows slowly at 0 degrees, but it flows, as my sticky freezer will attest.
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    Re: Opinions wanted - how do SHB enter the hive?

    Through the front door. I've seen them fly straight in. No entrance large enough to admit a bee will deter them!
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    Re: Queen success! (So far)

    That's darn good for only your second attempt - I'm jealous! Did you change anything based on your first experience that would explain the higher success rate?
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    Re: Lost queen. Nervous new beekeeper!!!

    Packages sometimes supersede a queen right away, as bees & queen were thrown together and don't have the bond of an established hive. They can also build queen cups without filling them. As you're...
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    Re: Dropped the queen but found her

    Very lucky! Glad you found her. I once closed up a hive and was packing to leave, only to notice the queen sitting on my hive tool [I]in[I]my tool bucket.
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    After one good experience, I have had the same problem with Hardeman's for the second year in a row. I ordered directly from them as an individual. Last year I believed the weather excuse, as there...
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    Re: association near Lubbock

    Lubbock is pretty dry - what do your bees rely on for their main nectar source? Cotton?
  15. Re: Long Hive with Lang frames-multi use. Production or queen rearing

    In a 2-queen production hive, are you using 1 or 2 excluders to separate the queens?
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    Late packages from Hardeman

    After a good experience last year, I ordered 3 packages from Hardeman Apiaries on 1/3/14. I shortly received an invoice listing a ship date of 4/22 (later than I'd hoped for, but okay). I called...
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    Re: Am I doing a stupid thing?

    Note that Wolf Creek bees aren't strictly treatment free. John Seaborn advocates organic treatments including essential oils and powdered sugar for mites.
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    Re: eBay observation hive

    Dealing with population swings has been the hardest part, but that's to be expected in such a small colony. Last year I had trouble settling on a good way to feed them syrup; this year I've used...
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    Re: Crock pot for wax melting?

    Yes. I don't use a liner; it's easy to find inexpensive used ones at thrift stores.
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    Re: eBay observation hive

    I bought one of these hives from this vendor, and it's a good deal for the money. I couldn't afford the likes of Bonterra and didn't have the time or expertise to make my own. Caveats- I had to...
  21. Thread: permacomb

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    Re: permacomb

    john.seets@ngc.com
  22. Thread: permacomb

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    Re: permacomb

    As of Saturday (7/27), John emailed looking for anyone else wanting to join a group order - he still needed orders for several hundred more combs to make up the 1,000 unit minimum. There might...
  23. Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?

    I'm with you, BeeGhost - I just don't care to get stung. Sure, I can shrug them off and keep working, but why go unprotected? Stings to the hands and face are the worst.
  24. Re: I would like to get some reveiws on Hardimens in gorgia any input would be great

    I bought three Italian packages from Hardeman's this year. They were shipped by mail & arrived in great condition. All queens were accepted and the hives are off to a good start. Too soon to tell...
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    Re: SKC super queens fact or myth

    I bought a couple of queens last summer sold by Russell as Sunkist (non-Cordovan). One survived in a late-season split. It started slowly and overwintered in two 8-frame mediums. Numbers built...
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